10.) I'm bringing sassy back
From Cobra Starship's 'Kiss My Sass'
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Five of James Brown's children say their late father's will should be invalidated because his former advisers used undue influence to get him to create charitable trusts that the advisers would profit from, according to court documents filed this week.
The children were largely left out of the financial portion of the will, which leaves the bulk of the soul singer's money to trusts set up to educate Brown's grandchildren and needy kids.
Atlanta attorney Louis Levenson said the children discovered earlier wills drafted by their father that cast doubt on whether he truly wanted to leave his estate to charity.
"There was sporadic indication that Mr. Brown intended to benefit some charities, but the circumstances surrounding the making of these documents have always been clouded in mystery," Levenson said.
Five Brown children are challenging the will in Aiken County Probate Court. They claim Brown's longtime advisers Buddy Dallas, Alford Bradley and David Cannon convinced the soul singer to create the trusts so the advisers would profit from managing the two charities after Brown died.
Dallas denied the allegations and called attempts to void the will "an act of desperation."
"No one told James Brown what to do," Dallas said, adding that if he were going to use his influence to benefit himself, "I would have just influenced him into giving me something."
The Brown children challenging the will are Deanna Brown Thomas, Venisha Brown, Daryl Brown, Yamma Brown Lumar and Larry Brown. A sixth child named in Brown's will, Terry Brown, has hired a different attorney.
One grandchild whose tuition would be paid for by the trusts has accused his relatives of trying to break the charities to get the money.
Most of Brown's estate, including his Beech Island home and rights to his image, name and music, would go to the James Brown "I Feel Good" Trust for the education of needy children in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as to a family trust to educate his grandchildren younger than 35.
Brown died on Christmas Day 2006 of heart failure. He was 73.
Just how much money is involved in Brown's estate is unclear. In October, Forbes reported Brown made an estimated $5 million in 2005 alone. But attorneys have said Brown's accounts do not have the money they expected.
Singing sensations the Jonas Brothers — Kevin, 20, Nick, 15, and Joe, 18 — are mobbed by dozens of fans as they make their way into their limo outside NYC’s Trump Hotel at Columbus Circle on Tuesday, New Year’s Day.
Jo Bro caught a flight out of NYC to California. They are going to be in Sacramento for a Verizon in-store signing and performance at the Verizon Store (3635 North Freeway Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95834).
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OK! Exclusive: Is Jason Lewis Jen's Mystery Man?
Two days before New Year's Eve, OK! was the first to report that A-list actress Jennifer Aniston had jetted off to Los Cabos, Mexico, with pals Courteney Cox and David Arquette — and a goateed mystery man. Now, sources are revealing to OK! that this man is likely hunky model-turned-actor Jason Lewis.
It's been rumored for weeks that the former Mrs. Brad Pitt, 38, and the 36-year-old Sex and the City stud have been dating. And if Jason is indeed the tall, fedora-wearing passenger who escorted Jen onto a private, Mexico-bound jet in Burbank, Calif., on Dec. 28, then they've obviously taken the relationship to a whole new level.
Jen's most recent relationship was with British model Paul Sculfor. Jason had previously dated actress Rosario Dawson for two years.
Stay tuned to OK! as details develop!
How amazing would this be !?
strollin' south beach - 1/1
so i'm thinking how does he get chicks?
from punked? that did it? so i imdbed
him. he's doing all sorts of stuff... it
might very well all be worthless but he's
getting paid nonetheless. so who will
he be linked with next?
- Get 'Em Wet (2009) (announced)
- The Retreat (2008) (announced)
- Car Wars (2008) (pre-production)
- Old Dogs (2008/I) (post-production)
- Baby Mama (2008) (post-production) .... Carl
- Confessions of an Action Star (2007) (completed) .... Bucky
Brad and Pax drove around in a “E-Z GO ST 4X4 Honda Powered Utility Cart” on site of Brad’s Make It Right project today.
The father-son pair was also seen going up a construction life and stopping off at a PICKnG convenient store for snacks.
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FRANCES PEN -- Amanda Peet
Proof that not all celebrities go for the attention-grabbing name, Frances is a quiet, gently frayed classic that deserves rejuvenation. And Pen, after Peet's mother Penny, is an example of a fresh, creative way to honor a family member.
EVER GABO -- Milla Jovovich & Paul Anderson
Jovovich has been quoted as saying the couple gave this "Scottish boy's name" to their daughter as a bow to her husband's Scottish roots. Uh, according to their sources, Satran and Rosenkrantz don't think so, though Ever might be the phonetic spelling of the Gaelic girls' name Eamhair. Or even simply a modern word name. Whatever, the baby name experts love this evocative choice, and the child's middle name is another inventive twist on grandparents' names, in this case Jovovich's mother Galina and father Bogie.
Here she is singing the acoustic version of "Sweetest Girl" with Wyclef
& This is her doing a cover of Sonny Bono's (& Cher's), "Bang Bang"
IMO, she's gorgeous and has a beautiful voice, I hope her album comes out soon, and I hope it isn't a disappointment,
2) WHICH gorgeous daughter of a foreign-born billionaire had a fling last year with Prince William? While their families don't get along, and she could never marry the future King of England, the hookup between their clans was not unprecedented.
How does it go? Long time reader, commenter, first time poster? But when it comes to Indiana Jones I just had to try and share. Cover of Vanity Fair hitting newsstands today.
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well - they posted the official trailor a couple days ago, so I thought someone might care.
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Wallace Shawn, Stanley Tucci, Madison Davenport, Zach Mills, Willow Smith, Max Thieriot
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Jazz-pop star is also writing a song for her incarcerated husband
Amy Winehouse is set to renew her wedding vows to her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, in Pentonville Prison on Friday (January 4).
According to the Daily Star, Winehouse plans to fly back from her Caribbean holiday for the ceremony.
The paper says Winehouse is also in the process of penning a song for her husband, entitled ‘For You’.
Civil-Fielder is currently in jail waiting to enter a plea for charges of perverting the course of justice.
So cisco is blogging now, he actually has some cool posts, this one is funny cuz he talks about Mischa's DUI! Also katy perry bloggin on the site too.
2.I have no comment on my ex-girlfriends DUI other than it happens and it shouldn’t be the breaking news of the day on CNN…eatskeet.com however will have a full report(I will not be the reporter on that story) .
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1.I do have pretty big ears but they are most definitely not hairy. I think they help me with my music though so Ive decided against plastic surgery. If I was flat chested it would be a different story.
2.I have no comment on my ex-girlfriends DUI other than it happens and it shouldn’t be the breaking news of the day on CNN…eatskeet.com however will have a full report(I will not be the reporter on that story) .
3. I just started working with this dope chick from London called Remi Nicolle. She is said to sound like a combo of Lilly Allen and The Arctic Monkeys. I personally think shes even deeper than that and has this dope matter-of-fact-british thang going on that is completely intoxicating on track! Check her out on MYSPACE. We just started so our tunes wont be up for a while but SHIT is dope..SO CHECK IT!! As soon as we finish em I will post some tracks for u to peep.
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4.Im in cold, dark St. Louis tonight with Shwayze for the opening of HOME nightclub. Danny M. and Wilmer are hosting the shin dig and A.M. is spinning…should be fun stuff. If your in the area please stop by and gimme a kissy…LOVE YOU,CISCO p.s. still figuring out how to be BLOGGERIFIC so bare with me… haha
What exactly does being the ambassador of Lancome involve? Here is the official press release:
Lancôme has the immense pleasure to announce the future arrival of American actress Anne Hathaway as new ambassador for the brand.
Make Her Up
“Anne Hathaway is a radiant young woman who perfectly embodies modern femininity. We know she will portray all the passion and excitement of our new fragrance, to be launched throughout the world in September 2008″, says Odile Roujol, President of Lancôme International.
Former boyband singer Lee Ryan was arrested following an alleged assault on a taxi driver on New Year's Eve, it was reported today.
The ex-Blue star was said to have been involved in the bust-up following a minor traffic accident while he was on his way to a party in Oxted, Surrey.
Police confirmed today that a 24-year-old man was detained on suspicion of assault and released on bail until February.
The Sun reported that tempers flared following the crash and the taxi driver radioed his operator, who called police.
They arrived and arrested Ryan, who was taken to a nearby police station for questioning.
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said today: "A 24-year-old man was arrested and taken to Reigate police station on December 31 following an incident in Westerham Road, Oxted.
"He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries."
lolz @ lee...i guess he was always the ~bad~ one anyway. what happened to simon tho? god he was hot.
Everybody loves Knut, the polar bear at the Berlin Zoo, who turned one in December. Katie Holmes visited him with daughter Suri, Annie Leibovitz photographed him for the cover of Vanity Fair and a children's book turned him into a literary hero (Knut: How One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World.)
So it's no surprise that Hollywood is now interested in turning Knut's life into an animated feature – starring one of his famous visitors. According to German newspaper B.Z., producer Ash R. Shah and his firm, The Animation Picture Company, which brought us the movie version of Garfield, offered the Zoo Berlin $5 million for the rights to Knut's story.
"With his friendly character, he's serves as an ambassador for the Earth's problems – climate change and the melting polar ice caps. A movie about Knut would affect people all over the world," Shah told the paper.
Heiner Klös, curator at the Zoo Berlin told PEOPLE that the request was received but he didn't like that the press was already involved. "I can confirm that we received the offer and that we are giving it due consideration," he said. "When we have come to a decision, then we will handle the matter discreetly."
Shah added of his plans, "I see the heartwarming relationship between Knut and his caretaker, Thomas Doerflein at the center of the movie ... Suri [Cruise] could speak the English voice of Knut."
Knut has been raised by Doerflein at the zoo since his mother rejected him at birth on Dec. 3, 2006. And no, Shah hasn't heard from Suri's agent yet.
What a loopy way to start a new year! Would you believe that Ryan Seacrest delivered more news than Anderson Cooper in covering the arrival of 2008? Believe.
In a late entry, the award for best political question in the most unusual circumstance goes to . . . Ryan Seacrest!
On ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Republican turned Independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg told Seacrest in no uncertain terms that he will not make a bid for the Oval Office.
Seacrest, who more often finds himself in a tete-a-tete with Simon Cowell rather than the leader of Gotham, began the inquiry by commenting to Bloomberg's daughters, "I want your dad to answer this honestly. Will you run for president?"
Without hesitation, Bloomberg responded, "No, I will not run for president, but I will speak out to try to get people to really focus on the issues and to get rid of partisanship and special interests."
Sources are here and here.
The best coverage of the party last week was in Tvoi Den (a Russian newspaper), which headlined its article "Deripaska Gave Abramovich a Black Woman for $500,000." There's a real craft to writing headlines like that, which pack so many offensive implications into so little space. Still, the article wasn't so bad, even giving Rihanna the privilege of a name at the end of the second paragraph. Abramovich refers to Deripaska's friend Roman Abramovich, who turned up at the party. Abramovich is Russia's richest citizen, with a net worth of $18.7 billion. Deripaska is only worth a paltry $13.3 billion.
Despite her $500,000 fee, Rihanna's performance only lasted 40 minutes. Additionally, according to Tvoi Den, Rihanna insisted on the presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton for her six-hour stay. It comes with an "oversized dressing room" and a security room with an "autonomous energy supply system," the hotel's web site boasts.
But if we're speaking relatively, Rihanna actually came quite cheap. Last year, Vladimir Potanin, another Russian billionaire, paid singer George Michael $3.56 million to perform for about 15 minutes to ring in the New Year.
source, source, source, source
MC Hammer hasn't topped the music charts since the early 1990s, but the former rap star says he has another hit in him — only this time around he'll produce it as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.
Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Burrell, is choreographing a new career as co-founder and chief strategy officer of Menlo Park-based DanceJam.com.
The Web site, scheduled to debut in mid-January, will try to upstage YouTube and become the Internet's hub for sharing and watching dance videos. DanceJam then hopes to make money by grabbing a piece of the rapidly growing Internet advertising market, which is expected to rake in $27.5 billion in 2008, according to eMarketer.
The New Year has in store, I hear, a new Thomson beneficiary.
Actress Kelly Rowan, engaged to the richest man in Canada, is said to be with child. The new baby bringing her David’s brood to four.
Source: National Post
Spotted: Gossip Girl hunk
Noticeably missing? Chace’s BFF and former boybander JC Chasez.
Don’t forget there’s an all-new episode of Gossip Girl TONIGHT, Jan. 2 @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW. In episode “School Lies”, Serena (Blake Lively) looks hot in a one-piece, Blair (Leighton Meester) slips into a bikini and Nate (Crawford) goes shirtless in a pool with Blair. Hot hot hot!
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Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has apparently spilled the beans about bandmate Nadine Coyle's romance with Jesse Metcalfe, saying the couple "seem really loved-up".
Nadine and Desperate Housewives star Jesse recently rekindled their relationship after splitting for several months and Sarah, 26, told OK! magazine she's happy for her pal.
"I'm happy if she knows what she's doing. If they are happy, then I am too," she said.
"I don't know the ins and outs of the relationship, so I don't know what to say. But I have hung out with them most out of the band when I've been in LA and they seem really loved-up.
"They are a very tactile couple, but they are also a very feisty couple! They are like loved-up teenagers and when they fall out, they fall out."
Meanwhile, Sarah is enjoying being loved-up herself, with new man Tom Crane. She started dating the DJ last year and they recently moved in together.
Grey’s Anatomy 4.11 “Lay Your Hands on Me” Promo
The story of the long tracking shot would be best told in one take.
Our camera could begin with Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil," pass through Jean-Luc Godard's "Week End" and Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and finally arrive at the latest installment in the canon: Joe Wright's "Atonement."
Through cinema history, audacious, lengthy tracking shots have captivated filmmakers and movie buffs who marvel at their grace and choreography. In a medium predicated on storytelling through the juxtaposition of images, the long tracking shot is the cinematic equivalent of a no-hitter in baseball: rare, untouched, and very difficult to pull off.
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Personally I wasn't sure what to make of it-- the backdrop of a ferris wheel and beautiful singing against all the suffering and death really threw me off, but I guess it worked. Worthy of Best Picture overall, y/n?
F Y I_____ if you care
for your information>>>
we did not ask for a load of cash from our old record label EMI to re- sign.
that is a L I E.
The Times in the UK should check its facts before it prints such dirt.
whAT we WANTED WAS some control over OUR WOrK and how it was used in the future
that seemed REASONAblE to us,
as we cared about it a great deal.
Mr Hands was not interested.
So neither were we.
We made the sign of the cross and walked away. Sadly.
We are extremely upset that this crap is being spread about.
To bedigging up such bullshit, or more politely airing yer dirty laundry in public,
seems a very strange way for the head of an international record label to be proceeding.
On a happier note we took no 'BRead-HEAd' advances at all from both independent
labels XL and TBD for our new record.
So judge for yourself.
AND we are really excited to be working with them. SHock!
AT least they do not behave like confused bulls in a china shop.
Code fixed, sorry mods.
Kate Bosworth celebrates her 25th birthday on Sydney’s sunny Harbor Beach in Australia on Wednesday.
The birthday babe spent the day with model boyfriend James Rousseau and a female friend.
Happy Birthday to Kate the Great! Sunglasses by one of her fave brands, Chloe.
*Kate and my mom share the same birthday lol
Didn't see this posted here yet...
AOL Moviefone put out a list of the "Best and Worsts of 2007"----and Lindsay was voted as the actress who gave the worst performance of 2007 for "I Know Who Killed Me"-----58% of 3.8 million votes gave her this "honor".
Maybe the Capri Film Festival should have seen that movie. Just my opinion.
For all the "Best" and "Worsts" click here.
Photogs caught Leo DiCaprio and 22-year-old Israeli model Bar Rafaeli together last night at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
As usual, Leo wore a baseball cap tucked low on his face and blended in nicely with the crowd of poker players. The on-again, off-again couple definitely looked like they were back together as they whispered sweet nothings into each others’ ears.
Leo was spotted gently caressing his lady love’s face with his hands as she sat at a card table inside the poker room. The 33-year-old actor also had his own seat in the poker room but made his way over to Bar to affectionately see how she was doing.
The two reportedly later took the party to The Bank Nightclub, but ended up making an early departure back to their hotel room whether they shared a private celebration of their very own.more pics at source
" Kate Moss reportedly had a bust-up with new boyfriend Jamie Hince - after the 33-year-old supermodel received a text message from her ex-boyfriend Pete Doherty.
According to reports, ‘The Kills’ frontman, 39, was not impressed - and was furious with Kate.
A source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “They didn’t speak for around 2 hours and just sat apart from each other glaring.”
But the pair didn’t stay mad at each other for long.
“Eventually they kissed and made up,” adds the source.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Kate wants to clean up her act in 2008 - and plans to to make it the year of the family.
Kate, who in November last year revealed she wanted a nanny like Mrs Doubtfire, is giving 65-year-old Mary Davidson - her pal Sadie Frost’s mum - her own section of her North London house to create a more “family-friendly” atmosphere.
A source close to Kate told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper: “Kate knows that Mary being there will ground her and make her home a far more stable environment for her five-year-old daughter, Lila Grace.
“She’s so excited about Mary moving in and doing lots of cooking and baking for her and her little girl.
“One of the conditions that Mary was brought in the first place was to make the whole place more homely.
“This is Kate’s way of cleaning up her act for 2008. It’s the year that she wants to make her life become more family-orientated.” "
It was a tough decision for her to make, but V-103’s Porsche Foxx confirmed that Vivica Fox appears in a controversial sex tape that is currently making the rounds.
In the tape, an apparently inebriated Vivica can be seen on her knees servicing a male friend who surreptitiously taped the encounter on his cell phone. Allegedly the man, who lives in Atlanta, emailed the tape to friends who emailed it to Vivica. She quickly forwarded the tape to a friend at the Atlanta police department.
It isn’t known if Vivica filed an official complaint with the police or if she asked her police friend to handle the situation privately. At any rate, men tattle worse than females - especially here in the ATL - so the tape got out.
One of my loyal reader’s promised me she would send the link to the tape but I’m still waiting… I am hoping someone will send me a link to the tape for educational purposes only, of course.
SUCKS TO BE YOU. Literally
According to Hollyweird, no career equals no clothes. Here are a few pics of Christina Milian posing like she’s in the pages of Jet. We wonder if this is her next career move. That issue would be sure to fly off of the shelves
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so wait, did she get them to photoshop the other pics, too? cuz her body was looking better yesterday. and WTF @ those shoes? shame.
Glamour girl Jordan has apparently said she's thrilled about the results of her breast reduction, saying she's already crazy about her new boobs.
But the glamour girl - who had the surgery in the US - admitted to OK! magazine she hated the recovery time following the op.
The blonde, who is married to former pop star Peter Andre, told the magazine: "I'm really excited about my new boobs! I love them but the recovery time when you have them reduced is a lot longer than when you have them made bigger. After you've had them reduced you can't move your arms at all because it's too much of a strain."
Jordan - real name Katie Price - added: "I actually wasn't feeling too good after the operation and just really wanted to come home and see the kids because I missed them so much.
"I was out in LA much longer than I thought because they couldn't operate on me straight away because I had a chest infection."
ETA---- those are NOT her new boobs in the pic
Anyone who has ever watched NBC's long-running workhorse Law & Order is about to encounter one of those rare instances in which TV people were both lucky and smart. Lucky, in that the decision to save the show for post-football use now makes it available for post-writer use. And smart, in that the show has gone through yet another of its periodic recastings — and after a decade of boneheaded mistakes, it finally got the casting right.
omfg the world will have a sudden increase of botox supplies for full 7-8 months.
Did Ashley Tisdale commit career suicide with nose job?
Vanessa Hudgens' nude photos created a firestorm last year. But could Ashley Tisdale have created more damage for herself with a nose job?
Tisdale said she had surgery to fix a deviated septum in late November. But experts say she has emerged with a new schnoz.
Will you still love her, fans, if she doesn't look like herself?
"High School Musical" fans have repeatedly told me they admire Tisdale's comedy gifts (she has been compared to Lucy), her singing, her dancing, her beauty.
Her distinctive beauty, that is. But what is her look without her distinctive nose?
I remember being similarly stunned when Greta Van Susteren opted for plastic surgery when she jumped from CNN to Fox News Channel.
In 2002, I wrote that Van Susteren was "riding her eye lift, which removed bags under her eyes, to increased visibility for her Fox show. ... Who is that woman with the fishy, swollen, set-apart eyes? She had to explain what happened because her appearance was so different. With a shorter haircut and a popeyed expression, she looks ready for a witness protection program."
Six years later, the plastic surgery hardly matters. Fans watch Van Susteren for her insights.
But Tisdale's new look could affect her career.
Back in 2002, I also wrote: "Roseanane used to undergo these bewildering physical transformations during her sitcom's heyday. A nose job turned actress Jennifer Grey into a stranger who bore little resemblance to her 'Dirty Dancing' self. And Joan Rivers has had more chiseling than Mount Rushmore."
Plastic surgery didn't help any of their careers, and I fear it could hurt Tisdale. Why, oh why, Ashley, did you have it done? Maybe they can make another "High School Musical" sequel: The Schnoz of Sharpay.
"Music is being abused so much. There are so many things with no emotion, no feeling, and without craft-– it's a tool of power. I've always felt that it was my role to do the other thing. To keep it emotional."
What better way to start a new year than a talk with Björk? The Icelandic superstar has already set 2008 off with a bang, releasing "Declare Independence", the third single from her latest album, Volta, on January 1. (The accompanying video, which premiered in December, reunited Björk with director Michel Gondry, who helmed such classic clips as "Human Behaviour" and "Army of Me".)
Shortly before the holiday break, we chatted with Björk about "Declare Independence": the song, the video, and the remixes. We also got an update on the video for the Antony duet "Dull Flame of Desire", as well as Björk's thoughts about a certain music industry award.
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this post is dedicated to androidette
JUDGE JUDY: RACIST?
Now comes word that a former producer of the genre's 600-pound gorilla, "Judge Judy," isn't thrilled with the show. He filed a wrongful termination lawsuit on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming producers don't want black people on the program.
Jonathan Sebastien was fired from "Judge Judy" after working for more than seven years. In his complaint filed against Paramount, Big Ticket Television, CBS, and show supervisor Randy Douthit, Sebastien says that producers indicated that he was fired because "numbers were down," presumably referring to ratings. But Sebastien alleges the "real reason" he was let go was due to his opposition to the show's "discriminatory selection process."
Sebastien alleges Douthit told producers, "We're not doing any more black shows;" "I don't want to hear no black language on T.V.;" "I don't want to hear black people arguing;" and other comments. Sebastien, who is seeking unspecified damages, claims he submitted cases featuring African American people anyway, only to have them rejected and mocked by Douthit.
Producers weren't immediately available for response.
What did I do over my Christmas vacation? Lots of stuff and nothing at all, but most importantly: I studied Céline Dion intently. I'm about 2/3 of the way through Carl Wilson's endlessly insightful entry in the 33 1/3 book series, Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste. I haven't wished that I'd written a book so intensely since I read Larry Kramer's Faggots a few years ago (not that I have the experience, intelligence or skill to have written either, mind you). If the idea of examining the nature of taste vis a vis Céline and her album-with-that-Titanic-song-on-it sounds even remotely interesting to you, read this book and prepare to have your expectations blown and mind expanded.
One of Wilson's early points involves his prejudicial (i.e. pre-book) distaste for Céline, who's basically as objectively uncool as any pop culture figure of our time: "From the start, her music struck me as bland monotony raised to a pitch of obnoxious bombast--R&B with the sex and slyness surgically removed, French chanson severed from its wit and soul--and her repertoire as Oprah Winfrey-approved chicken soup for the consumerist soul, a neverending crescendo of personal affirmation deaf to social conflict and context. In celebrity terms, she was another dull Canadian goody-goody." This, I think, sums up her reputation well for those of us outside her circle of devotees, but on further examination, I'd say that her music's blandness is key to her appeal.
See, it's very easy for someone known as the Queen of Bland to knock you on your ass with her singular bizarreness. Last month, Céline released a 2-DVD set devoted to her just-wrapped stint in Las Vegas, the soul-robbingly successful, Cirque du Soleil-inspired A New Day... schmaltzfest. In addition to the show itself, there are feature-length (seriously!) documentaries on the making of the production, her fans and a real-time look at what goes on backstage as A New Day... unfurls. All are never less than fascinating, mostly because Céline Dion is a fucking spaz. There's almost a druggy effect due to her aforementioned goody-goody rep: watching this stuff, I felt high because I could not believe that boring old Céline was capable of being such a ball of weirdness. Her M.O.R. reputation is hilarious because she is, in fact, all over the road.
Anyway, you probably know how I do: below is an organized clips reel of my favorite moments of the two-DVD set. I'll never love Céline Dion's music (except "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and "Think Twice"). I'll never be anything but reluctantly appreciative of her voice. But her persona speaks to me on such a basic level that it might as well come with nutritional information. This right here is chicken soup for my soul.
Pfeiffer Wants to Star in 'Grease' Remake with Jessica Simpson
Michelle Pfeiffer is desperate to star in a remake of seventies movie musical Grease - and she wants Jessica Simpson to play Sandy. The actress is desperately embarrassed about her performance in the ill-fated Grease 2, and wants to erase all memory of it by making a new version of the original film. Pfieffer is thrilled by reports Simpson is being touted to play prom queen Sandy Dumbrowski - and has her eye on the role of the comical Principal McGee. She says, "It's a great idea, and I hear they would like to get Jessica Simpson for the role of Sandy. She would be good." Pfeiffer adds of her own Grease experience, "I hated that film (Grease 2) with a vengeance and could not believe how bad it was. At the time, was young and didn't know better... I hear it's a cult movie now."
Next up: Susan Sarandon desperate to play "Magenta" in a remake of RHPS, with Dakota Fanning as the new "Janet"...
The estate of Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard has entered into an agreement with Long Island, New York based company MerchDirect, to produce a new line of Ol’ Dirty t-shirts, posters and other accessories featuring the late rapper’s image.
According to Newsday, Ol’ Dirty Bastards widow Icelene Jones entered into an agreement with MerchDirect to produce the new lines, which are slated to land in stores around February.
MerchDirect produces official merchandise for a diverse group of artists like R&B singer Sean Kingston, legendary rock group Blue Oyster Cult and pop singer Joss Stone.
"We feel that ODB appeals to Taking Back Sunday's fans but also appeals to a Joss Stone fan or the white suburban kids who totally love it and get it, and it's authentic Hip-Hop that real Hip-Hop guys are going to go for," commented Lee Tepper, one of MerchDirect’s co-founders. "He is definitely an artist that crosses boundaries of genres, and he not only appeals to all genres, but he's respected, and everyone can relate to his wackiness in a way." (lol irl)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard, born Russell Jones, died of a heart attack at Wu-Tang’s recording studio 36 Records in Manhattan on November 13, 2004, just two days shy of his 36th birthday.
His death set off a struggle over his estate between his widow Icelene Jones, his former managers and his mother, Cherry Jones.
The court battles over Ol’ Dirty’s estate eventually led to a highly anticipated album by the rapper being shelved.
The drama over his estate continued has continued until as recently as March 2007, when two women who claimed to have 11-year-old sons fathered by ODB made paternity claims against the estate in court.
The two mothers also alleged that Icelene Jones mismanaged $225,000 dollars worth of revenue since his death in 2004.
All totaled, four women have come forward since the rapper’s death, each claiming to have a child by Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
Two other women had previous filed paternity claims against the estate, one in Carson, California, the other in Jersey City.
LOL TBH IDK WHAT TO SAY
R.I.P. DIRT MCGIRT
Tony Hale!!! (aka BUSTER from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT)
James Freaking Franco
Celebrity New Year's Resolutions on FunnyOrDie.com
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i love everyone in this video so so much. buster bluth, you have my heart in your hook always
This is the cover of the Victoria's Secret Swim 2008 Catalogue. It was taken by the winner of THE SHOT. Yay Maria!!! =)
I wish they took pictures of Adriana Lima instead, but Alessandra is a good second pick. Hehe.
I personally love the variety of poses Maria did in her shots.
Source: Vh1 ... Just screenshots I took =)
Singer Lily Allen, who recently announced her pregnancy, is facing the February issue of British Marie Claire. Weeks before getting knocked up, the 22-year-old songbird sat down with the mag’s photographers to show off her newly slimmed down (we’re talkin’ two dress sizes here) body. “I want to have a child,” she said in the Marie Claire interview. “If I was in the right relationship, I’d like to have child in about two or three years’ time.” Looks like she spoke too soon! Ms. Allen announced her pregnancy last month. Lily added, “I’d like to be a young mother, although not too young, and I’d like to be able to live in a nice place that’s got a good catchment area for the schools. And that’s all I care about. That’s all you need.”
The Four Seasons Hotel is seeking restraining order to keep Britney Spears away from the establishment. A legal “notice of trespass” has been drawn up to enlist police assistance in keeping the pop tart away from the hotel after she recently staged a sit-in in the hotel’s drive-in lane and refused to move her vehicle unless she was granted access to the hotel.
According to the National Enquirer:
Britney Spears left her car parked in the drive-in lane of the Four Seasons’ underground car park and refused to move it or hand over the keys until she was threatened by staff. She then had to be turned away from using the hotel’s spa, prompting her to rant, “Do you know who I am. I f**king built this place. I’ve spent so much money here I could have bought the God-damn hotel.”
Christina Aguilera and Katie Holmes have signed to star together in a new movie. The pair will team up in family drama “Humboldt Park,” which will begin shooting in February - just weeks after Aguilera is due to give birth to her first child.
A source says, “(Holmes) is trying to prove she can do more than fluffy popcorn movies“, and starring alongside Aguilera “shows she’s willing to take risks“.
I would like an explanation of how starring along side Christina Aguilera shows she’s ‘willing to take risks.’ What kind of risk would that be exactly? You’d think she would have already learned that taking ‘risks’ isn’t a good thing when she chose to co-star in ‘Mad Money’ over the huge upcoming favorite ‘The Dark Knight’. Whatever!
Jessica Simpson has started working on her country music album in Nashville. The new album is due sometime this year. Jessica spoke with Billboard about going cuntry.
She refused to say who she's working with, probably because she's not working with anyone. She said, "Writing is a release for me. It's a way for me to tell my story. That's not to say I wouldn't record a song that I didn't write. It's just that it has been a while since I have opened the book." She's so funny. Like she knows what a book is.
She said she chose country, because she's a cuntry girl at heart. "I grew up in Texas, and country music was what I listened to. I always wanted to make a country album, but I wanted to wait until the time was right."
I've got news, now isn't the right time either. The right time is...well..NEVER! Everything Jess touches turns to poo and she just needs to take all her money, invest that crap and go away. She should try John Beck's Free & Clear Real Estate system and leave the showbiz world alone.
Welcome to The Captain - Mondays, 8:30pm et/pt
WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN is a comedy about a wildly eclectic group of people whose lives are intertwined through the place they all call home, a fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan, which they've dubbed "The Captain." Josh (Fran Kranz) is a Hollywood whiz kid whose filmmaking career has hit a wall. Just when Josh is about to move back to New York, his accountant-to-the-stars best friend, Marty (Chris Klein), convinces him to move into his legendary apartment building.
Among the eccentric tenants are Uncle Saul (Emmy Award nominee Jeffrey Tambor), a former "Three's Company" writer who is the building's self-proclaimed expert on anything and everything; Charlene (Golden Globe Award winner Raquel Welch), the femme fatale who welcomes Josh in her own seductive style; Jesus (Al Madrigal), a gossipy doorman who knows all the residents' most tantalizing secrets and Astrid (Valerie Azlynn), a flighty, aspiring young actress. Josh is most taken with the earthy, beautiful Hope, (Joanna Garcia), an aspiring acupuncturist who enlists him as a practice patient.
The folklore of this fabled apartment building always continues to grow and, as each dweller quickly learns, the walls never stop talking.
Chris Klein as Marty Tanner
Fran Kranz as Josh Flug
Jeffrey Tambor as Uncle Saul
Joanna Garcia as Hope
Raquel Welsh as Charlene Van Ness
Valerie Azlynn as Astrid
Al Madrigal as Jesus
Here the first promo
NEW DELHI -- A film is being planned on the life of slain Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, according to media reports Wednesday in that country.
Karachi-based Skies Unlimited Films told Pakistani-English newspaper the Daily Times that the film on Bhutto, who was assassinated Thursday, will be made in collaboration with Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Pakistani writer-poet Aqeel Ahmad Ruby is penning the script of the film, which is in preproduction.
Aneela Khan, a producer with Skies Unlimited, was quoted as saying that the film's director "will soon be announced." As for who will play Bhutto, Khan said, "We have not decided yet. It could be someone famous or a completely new face. There are possibilities that some of the scenes would be shot in India, but we are not sure."
Khan added that "the basic motive behind this announcement is just to dedicate this film to Benazir Bhutto. The film is going to be released internationally, and we don't want to create any controversy with this film."
Bhatt is among India's best-known directors, with hits like 1984's "Saaransh" (Essence), though in recent years he has turned producer via his Mumbai-based banner Vishesh Films.
Whether Jamie Lynn Spears is three months pregnant, as she claims, or six months pregnant, as preached by The National Enquirer, childbearing has proven a difficult feat for the sixteen year old. Jamie Lynn’s first trimester has been marked by illness and the fear of miscarriage.
“She lost weight because she was throwing up so much from morning sickness,” says a National Enquirer source.
“Early in her pregnancy, Jamie Lynn had so much cramping and bleeding that her mother believed she’d lost the baby. But she hadn’t.”
NEW YORK -- The AMP Energy NHL Winter Classic, broadcast New Year's Day on NBC, earned a 2.6 overnight rating and a 5 share (1-4:45 p.m. ET), the best overnight NHL regular season rating in more than a decade (Feb. 3, 1996 on Fox, six-game regional, 3.0/7). The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in the first U.S. outdoor game in NHL history. Twenty-year-old Sidney Crosby, the NHL's reigning MVP, scored the game-winning goal in a shootout.
The overnight rating also surpasses Wayne Gretzky's last game, which was broadcast on Fox (April 18, 1999, 2.5/6).
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Ralph Wilson Stadium was filled to capacity, over 71,000 fans:
Top Three Metered Markets:
1. Buffalo 38.2/58
2. Pittsburgh 17.7/30
3. Minneapolis 5.1/11
Source: NHL.com / NBC Press Release.
Source: (Crosby article).
There are a ton of articles up at NHL.com. It looked good on television but I'm not sure if it was a great game. Sure it came down to Crosby's goal but it was pretty slow moving and there were only two goals. It was fun watching at HSBC Arena, though.
Nobody is surprised
We hear from a source that although Saleisha has indeed signed her Elite contract and strolled through their New York office, she won't be hitting the New York Fashion Week circuit - in fact, the agency won't even be sending her on runway castings.
Also, although Elite models are routinely signed for three-year contracts, the binding papers for the Top Model winner may be a shorter one-year agreement.
So what will Saleisha be doing instead of fashion shows and castings?
"Press appointments and Cover Girl filming takes up the bulk of her first few months," says the source, "And then it's more likely she'll go out for sportswear campaigns, like Jaslene Gonzales did last year."
Meanwhile, Elite has another relative newbie who actually could be America's next top model - their fifteen-year-old foundling, Karlie Kloss, is on the cover of Teen Vogue this month with Chanel Iman and Ali Michael
OH AND BTW
KARLIE DID NOT GO TO REHAB SHE IS FINE
the source from the post earlier today was bullshit.
Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz are not getting hitched, their reps tell Usmagazine.com.
Talk of their engagement started after the singer rocked a ring on her left finger while celebrating the new year at Miami's Shore Club with Wentz.
But her rep tells Us, "Ashlee is not engaged" – a denial confirmed by Wentz's rep.
This isn't the first time engagement rumors have surrounded the long-time couple. In July, Simpson's rep denied reports they were on the way to the altar.
Comedian Russell Brand is to star in the next video from Morrissey, for his new single That's How People Grow Up.
Brand is a big fan of the former Smiths front man and will be shooting the video in Los Angeles soon, before the single reaches its release date of January 28th.
That's How People Grow Up also ties-in with the impending Greatest Hits compilation - released just a week later on February 4th 2008.
the source got the song name wrong, so i had to fix it. how sad.
Rhino Records has set a March 18 release date for a "best-of" double-CD from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, entitled "Greatest Hit & 19 Other Pretty Cool Songs".
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DREAM THEATER's video for the song "Constant Motion" can be viewed below. The track comes off "Systematic Chaos", which has sold around 100,000 copies in the United States since its June 5 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Ann Curry (The Zebra) Captured After Fla. Escape
Animal Runs Through Suburban Gated Community
POSTED: 9:28 am PST January 2, 2008
UPDATED: 9:31 am PST January 2, 2008
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ann Curry has been captured in Florida -- Ann Curry, the zebra, that is.
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The animal, named after the NBC "Today" show host, escaped Monday morning and spent several minutes running through a gated community in North Fort Myers, Fla.
The 6-month-old zebra made her big escape by jumping out of the back of a moving trailer.
"My wife hollered and said, 'There's a zebra in the back yard,'" said witness Tom Radcliff. "I couldn't believe her."
Shell Factory Zoo employees got the zebra back into its trailer after Charlotte County animal control Officer Kurt Truran caught it.
Zoo workers refused to comment on the incident and whisked the animal away.
Truran said he can't figure out how the escape happened.
"I don't see how it actually escaped, because they did take the necessary precautions to keep the animal contained," Truran said.
The zebra did suffer from injuries, officials said. She was bleeding from the mouth, had several abrasions and was limping.
The injuries were described as minor.
The zebra was on her way to North Carolina for breeding when she escaped.
Booty Luv's Nadia Shepherd has claimed that Lily Allen is an attention seeker.
The dance music star said that she appreciates Allen's musical talents but finds her attitude "unattractive".
Shepherd told the Mirror: "She's a great songwriter, but sometimes you wonder why Lily says the things she says.
"Is it because she really feels that way or because she's just trying to get a bit of attention? You can't really tell what her motive is and that is what's quite unattractive about her."
for those who don't know who booty luv are, here's a video of their music under the cut
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We mentioned it last week, but just in case you missed it, Charm School winner and Flavor of Love 2 alum Saaphyri has launched her line of lip balm dubbed Lip Chap (duh). It's available in five flavors, including Mojito and Piña Colada. Who needs alcohol when you have Lip Chap? For the follicly challenged (and not so much), she also just launched her line of Indian hair. She talked about both projects recently on Becky Buckwild's Blog Talk Radio show (check the Dec. 23 episode). Did you know that you can give a dog extensions? It's true, Saaphyri says so. Also revealed is the fact that Lip Chap is unisex (for boys, girls, girlish boys and boyish girls, says its creator). But most importantly, it's guaranteed to keep you from beating a bitch's ass.
Maternity leave is nearly over for The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who returns to the show on Monday, ABC announced.
Hasselbeck, 30, has been away since Oct. 23. She gave birth to son Taylor Thomas on Nov. 9, her second child with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.
The conservative co-host's first day back at the table with Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd will be an hour-long "Hot Topics" episode, with a surprise guest, ABC reports.
"She's never shy about expressing her view, so "Hot Topics" will be getting a whole lot hotter – especially with the upcoming presidential election," says ABC. "Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepard joined the show shortly before Elisabeth left, so there wasn't much opportunity for all five co-hosts to interact. Now there will be a new dynamic at the "Hot Topics" table."
Is anyone sad about this, its been so nice without her!
Troubled star chosen over Lindsay Lohan
Britney Spears is in talks to star in a movie about a misdiagnosed mentally ill patient.
Lindsay Lohan, 21, was the original choice for the role of the leading man's girlfriend in Memoirs Of A Medicated Child but now 26-year-old Britters is front runner for the part.
'As far as Britney's concerned, we're talking,' director Tommy Parker tells the New York Post.
The singer is also being lined up to star as the Virgin Mary in new film Sweet Baby Jesus.
Britney's last attempt at acting was in 2002 with Crossroads, which was a flop at the cinema.
fuq that shit. linds is moving onto bigger and better things sry2say
Posted Jan 2nd 2008 7:23PM by TMZ Staff
TMZ has learned Britney Spears' deposition was scheduled today and she didn't show -- again!
If we're counting correctly, this is the fifth time her scheduled deposition in the custody case didn't happen. Last month, Britney claimed she was too ill to sit for her depo, yet TMZ caught her out partying that same night.
Sources say the fact that she didn't show for the depo was a factor in her lawyers' decision to file papers today asking to withdraw as counsel, but it was only one of many reasons. As one connected source put it, "Her whole life has become insane and it's impossible for anyone to get through to her."
**Waste of space. Next!
Dave’s comedy act wasn’t very funny. In fact, it brought his wife to tears.
The couple got into a nasty argument in front of his children after Dave slipped off to talk to model Geena Rocero. Wow, so the wife gets cursed out because you are a flirt? Nice.
The last couple days have been filled with Indiana Jones goodness, and it isn’t about to stop just yet. Dark Horse Comics has premiered the cover for the comic book adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by artist Steve Anderson.
source: my myspace bulletins, fob on myspace
nothing else on anyway.
EDIT: he's in the second hour of the two part premiere that started at 10/9c, his name was in the opening credits.
Speaking about his thoughts on the record, the singer confirmed that 'Videotape' in his most treasured track.
"I wanted to put it first until someone pointed out if you did that everybody would turn straight off," he joked.
Explaining his connection to the track he explained, "I like it because it very much happened despite me and the others taking the reigns - we turned it into this really stripped down thing."
"Personally speaking, that’s my favourite thing we’ve ever created because it has the inexpressible substance going on behind the specifics of the song, so I’m really proud of that."
The first single from the album, 'Jigsaw Falling into Place', will be released on Janurary 14.
Leonardo DiCaprio has taken the plunge with a remote controlled toilet that warms the seat before he gets on the throne.
The Hollywood star spent a whopping $3,200 to have his Los Angeles mansion kitted out with the flash flusher.
Leo, 33, won’t even have to get his hands dirty as the toilet seat of the ‘Toto Neorest 500′ automatically flips up when the owner approaches it.
Just six seconds after Oscar-nominated Leo leaves his five star toilet the seat will automatically go back down.
The posh toilet also comes with a timer-cleaning mode, and a built-in deodorizer, which kills off any nasty pongs.
And the water-saving toilet was no poo-er choice as it meets environmentally friendly Leo’s high standards. “Leo loves his new toilet,” an insider told In Touch magazine.
“It’s more like a toy since it has a remote control.”
the official line: "controlled by wireless remote the seat features multi-task functions that provide gentle front-and back-aerated warm water spray, which can be regulated for water pressure and temperature."
puleeeeez! is this super-toilet thing kinda like a bidet too? i've never used a bidet but i think i'd feel weird about water spraying up my cooch like that. that's just me tho so do what you must, leo - as long as al approves, that is.
Albums from Klaxons, MIA, Kings of Leon, Justice and LCD Soundsystem have received nods, as have Feist, Spoon and Fionn Regan.
The albums released last year appear on a ‘long list’ of nominees which will be reduced to 10 finalists in the coming weeks.
This year’s panel include Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers.
The award, which is thought of as the US equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize, was previously won by TV On The Radio, Sufjan Stevens and Cat Power, among others.
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I even like those scrawny Scottish indie pop music but not like sort of like pop dance electro music?
Also, my favorite album missing from this list is !!!'s Myth Takes.
Some excerts from the OK Magazine Interview with newly wed Katherine Heigel and her new husband Josh.
Josh, how did you propose?
I found the place where we shot the video [for "Only You"]. It was at a bungalow on Venice Beach [in California]. I convinced the people who own it to let me propose to Katie there! Luckily, the sky was clear, the stars were shining and she said yes!
Best moment of the day
What was the most moving moment of the day?
Katherine: When Brandon Whyde sang as a tribute to my brother [Jason, who passed away in 1986] and Josh's sister who died as a baby. They are two people who should've been there and weren't. We wanted to honor them insome way.
How do you both stay sane in the public eye?
Josh: We remind each other to be humble.
Katherine: There are so many people rooting against you. You see in entertainment magazines how happy they are for you when you get married, and then six months later, they want to see you unhappy. We want to create a safe haven for ourselves in this home and in the tradition of marriageitself.
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Description from Auction:
"Pete Wentz's Bathing Ape hoodie!
This hoodie was one of his first ever bape hoddies and has been sitting in the back of my closet for about 2 years, he was the originial owner, ive maybe worn it once since then. Still in great condition, the color is a little bit faded, its only been washed a handful of times. its a heavier hoodie, very warm.
Its a size small but fits more like a medium."
I'm sure of her feet being in the pictures. Why couldn't she have just used a hanger and a doorknob like everyone else?
See video below of Angels & Airwaves performance on ESPN. The band performed 'Everything's Magic at the ESPN "New Year No Limits" show in Las Vegas, which featured the Robbie Maddison World Record moto jump.
And I love the advertisement for Trojan condoms to the left of their name (I think that is what it is for).
Posted Jan 2nd 2008 4:13PM by TMZ Staff
Nick Carter was picking up girls left and right in Vegas on Monday night -- and showed one oh-so-awkward way to let this one blonde know he just wasn't that into her. Take a hint, lady!
Though he talked and danced with a few other hotties at the BSB New Year's party at Body English, Nick barely looked at this chick and just pounded away on his cell phone until she got the hint.
Quit playing games with her heart!
Vanessa Hudgens on "Seventeen" Magazine scans
happy new years
(please exuse my typos, im not writing a literature essay to get into harvard.
just a happy new years wish to everyone:) this will b one big run on sentence!
I *heart* the disclaimer
Can I be blocked from starting topics?! If I can't, can I blame the mods if I fail the final year of my course?!
Whaaat? It's a slow news day. But I think most people think he would prefer another set of round body parts in his mouth. Just sayin'.
Kelly Rowland discusses the reason why she passed out on stage back in July:
“I was exhausted. Not only that, but the time difference threw me off and I was jet-lagged. I stayed up all night talking on the phone and didn’t eat as well.”
See we told you this broad was delusional. Well at least she is a good sport. Poor thang.
Janet Jackson gave an exclusive interview to Extra on the set of her new music video, Feedback, where she revealed what can be expected from her upcoming CD.
“I love the dance. I love the mid tempo stuff. I love the slow songs and the baby making songs. It still has that element to it.”
Jackson admits her songs put listeners in the mood saying, “You don’t know how many people come up to me and say, ‘This child was conceived listening to you.’”
Also, Jackson says what she loves about her own music saying, “It makes me want to dance and that's the nice thing. I love listening to music that makes me want to get up and move.”
Janet Jackson’s new video, Feedback, will be aired exclusively on “Extra” tonight, Wednesday, January 2nd.
For exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Feedback set, click hereSource
British singer James Blunt celebrates the New Year at a costume party held at an exclusive hotel in Verbier, Switzerland on Monday.
Blunt, 33, sported a sleeveless fur coat, orange sunglasses, a necklace with a huge peace sign pendant, a sky blue headband and a beautiful afro.
Posted Jan 2nd 2008 3:56PM by TMZ Staff
An old-school bluesman is bringing the legal whammy bar down on Michael Jackson, Will Smith, and even Tupac Shakur, claiming they all stole his song "Different Strokes" without paying proper tribute -- or loot. The world, it seems, does move to the beat of just one drum.
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Here is model/"actress" Kelly Brook on vacation with her ever more fug getting husband Billy Zane. That body is perfect, tbh. Screw you, size zero crazies.
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While waiting for his ground transportation, the 39-year-old former Alias star puffed away on a cancer stick. Vartan is in town to play in the 2008 Aussie Millions Poker Championships.
Just last month, ABC pulled Big Shots from the schedule but is expected to burn off the remaining episodes starting Thursday, Jan. 10.
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Both David Letterman and Conan O'Brien sported their strike beard tonight as their shows, along with Jay Leno, returned after the writers strike had taken the shows off the air. Conan O'Brien was adamant to point out that he wholeheartedly supported the writers and stood behind them all the way.
For those who don't know, some writers grew "strike beards" to show their support for the cause. The beards aren't for style purposes.
David Letterman's Beard is..
Conan O'Brien's Beard is
Also, tickets are available for Conan again, you can get them by calling 212.664.6030.
Pic Source and divaty
He claims he was fired from tour for no good reason
Ne-Yo has slapped Chicago-based star R Kelly. with a six-figure lawsuit, claiming he was fired from a recent tour without a good reason.
The pair were set for the co-headlining ‘Double Up’ tour of North America late last year, but Ne-Yo performed just two shows when he says he was asked to leave.
He says that Kelly became jealous of the crowd’s enthusiasm for him.
The singer was paid $50,000 for two shows, but was originally supposed to be paid $785,000 for the tour.
The original reason for the split was cited as a contractual dispute.
R Kelly. is no stranger to the courts, having recently appeared in front of a Chicago judge and narrowly escaping having his bail revoked.
The R&B crooner will finally stand trial in May to face 14 counts of child pornography charges.
--By our New York staff.
BRIAN McFadden has been forced to postpone his marriage to Delta Goodrem, because he is unable to fulfil the only condition laid down by his fiancee's father.
The Aussie pop princess's dad, Denis, gave the former Westlife star an ultimatum - bag the fags before you marry my girl.
But 27-year-old McFadden is so addicted to nicotine he's apparently had to put the nuptials off until 2009.
In an interview with the UK's Hello! magazine, McFadden says: "He gave me the 'dad speech' and said I could wed Delta but there was a condition - 'You can't marry her unless you stop smoking.'
"I said I would but not for a while. I'll have to push back the wedding until I do it!"
fag = cigarette
Bill Nighy will return as Viktor and Shane Brolly as Kraven in Lakeshore Entertainment's Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans, which will be released theatrically by Sony Screen Gems. They join the previously announced Michael Sheen and Rhona Mitra in the film being helmed by FX guru Patrick Tatopoulos. The prequel is set in the Dark Ages and traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires and their one-time werewolf slaves, the Lycans. Production begins mid-January in Auckland, New Zealand.
He seems... sweet?